In the age of social media, it is not just Donald Trump whose tweets are proving to have relevance beyond the platform they’re posted on itself. For example, George Conway, husband to longtime Trump adviser and former Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, has posted a number of tweets recently widely perceived to be critical of the president. These tweets have attracted an extra level of scrutiny considering their content since, well, Kellyanne Conway is his wife.
Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN this Sunday where she was questioned about the posts, and in conventional Trump-ian fashion, she responded to the questioning by lashing out at the media itself, and she even fit in an attack on — wait for it — Hillary Clinton.
She began her answer by commenting:
‘He writes a lot of things that are also supportive and he writes a lot of things about Corgis and Philadelphia Eagles and sports too… number one, that woman who lost the election whose name I never see on tv anymore is wrong that women, I think she said white women, have to listen to the men in their life to form their own political opinions — wrong again, lady.’
You read that right; the president’s longtime adviser made a completely low level issue into something greater by using it as a platform to attack Hillary Clinton, who has absolutely nothing to do with the issue at hand.
Do these people ever stop?
The comments from Clinton that Conway is referring to came recently while the former presidential candidate was overseas and consisted of her suggesting that many conservative women had been pressured into voting for Trump and therefore, in a way, against their interests by the men in their life.
Speaking on CNN this Sunday, Conway continued:
‘Number two, it’s fascinating to me that CNN would go there, but it’s very good for the whole world to have just witnessed that it’s now fair game how people’s spouses and significant others may differ with them. I’m really surprised, but very, in some ways, relieved and gratified to see that, that should really be fun.’
Talk about having struck a nerve. CNN’s Dana Bash asked Conway a simple question and Kellyanne Conway freaked out.
Watch the video below.
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Bash insisted going forward that the question was not meant to either belittle Conway or her husband and was simply questioning Conway’s work in the White House more than anything, but the president’s adviser insisted otherwise, saying that the question was meant to “harass and embarrass.”
If the president and his allies can’t deal with simple questions about social media posts that are entirely public than they are again most certainly in the wrong line of work.
It remains deeply ironic for Conway to make such a show of being against sexism while working for Donald Trump. Donald Trump made his way into office on the strength of a public persona founded on sexism; numerous women accuse him of sexual misconduct, and yet Conway doesn’t see the irony there and wishes to keep on operating in her bubble wherein she acts as though she is doing something for the betterment of the country.
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